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Archive - Feb 2011

Senate panel disagrees with Perdue on estate tax

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A key North Carolina Senate committee has declined to follow a recommendation from Gov. Beverly Perdue's budget proposal that would have generated an extra $80 million next year in estate taxes. Full story...
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Zahra's stepmother in court

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The stepmother of a 10-year-old girl will keep her same lawyer now that she has been charged with the girl's murder. Full story...
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NC House panel passes tougher DWI punishments

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Anyone convicted of impaired driving in North Carolina under certain aggravating factors would face more time behind bars and higher fines in legislation that has cleared a House committee. Full story...
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UNCW saving money by saving energy

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video While some costs continue to rise, UNC Wilmington is finding ways to make cuts in a good way by saving money while saving energy. Full story...
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Meet your lawmakers this weekend

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How often do you get the chance to speak one-on-one with the people who represent you locally, in Raleigh and even in Washington? You can this weekend. Full story...
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Teen dies in accidental shooting

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an incident in the wooded area near Inman Road in Ash this afternoon. On February 22nd at approximately 3:47 pm, Deputies responded to the wooded area to find victim, David Purifoy, 14/W/M, of 5896 Kingtown Road, wounded from a single gunsho Full story...
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Tell CFPUA how you feel about a rate hike... TONIGHT

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will be providing two opportunities for interested parties to gather more information on current rate discussions and our budget process. Full story...
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Cumberland fire possibly lit by controlled burn

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The owner of land ravaged by a still-burning fire in Cumberland County says she believes the fire started as a controlled burn and is questioning why state officials permitted it in the first place. Full story...
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Coastal counties object to proposed insurance hike

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Officials in North Carolina's coastal counties say their region is being unfairly targeted by a proposal to increase insurance rates on rental and second homes. Full story...
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Charter school bill returning to NC Senate floor

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A rewrite of North Carolina's charter school law headed for a floor vote in the legislature incorporates a Republican promise during the campaign - ending the current 100-school cap. Full story...
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Daughter of Malcolm X to stay in NC jail for now

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The daughter of civil rights leader Malcolm X has been ordered to stay in a North Carolina jail for at least a week as authorities in New York City make plans to pick her up to face larceny, forgery and identity theft charges. Full story...
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VA to enroll area veterans for health benefits

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The VA Rural Health Team is coming to Wilmington and Leland. Veterans in the Wilmington and Leland areas can enroll in the VA Health Care System. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: More than 30 watch girl fight in Whiteville

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video High school can be hard, especially when you add Facebook into the equation. Two Columbus County teenaged girls decide to take their battle of words online to a battle of fists in the street. Full story...
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Following the bouncing ball to a national doubles title in racquetball for a Wilmington duo

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video Wilmington resident Steve Dayvault has a handful of state titles in racquetball. He recently added a national championship to his resume. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. officials call in the NC Forestry Service to help contain fire

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New Hanover County is not the only one dealing with fires. Brunswick County had to call in the North Carolina Forestry Service to help battle a brush fire Tuesday night. Full story...
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